Clinician Scientist in Optometry

Aston University - Life & Health Sciences

(2 posts)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 22 April 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 17 May 2018

Aston Optometry School is seeking to appoint two clinicians to join our team as clinical supervisors and PhD scholars. All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues, and to build links both within the University and externally.

The Clinician Scientists in Optometry will enhance the clinical teaching on the optometry programme by supervising undergraduate student clinics, mentor students as a personal tutor, and support the general administration of the programme. In addition, the post holders are expected to register for a PhD in a related area and carry out a programme of research under supervision. The postgraduate tuition fees associated with the PhD will be paid by Aston Optometry School.

Aston Optometry School delivers one of the top ranked Optometry degree programmes in the UK, and is consistently ranked highly in terms of student satisfaction. We are rated as excellent by the Teaching Quality Assessment and ranked 3rd out of 63 universities for research. We also have 97-100% graduate level employment with our students progressing to a wide range of career options in clinical practice, industry and research settings.

For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Professor Leon Davies (Head of Optometry) by email or telephone 0121 204 4152. 

Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via

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